OSWEGO – Patrick Bond, a professor of physical education at Oswego College, has recently been named professor of physical education at the college of the year for the Health Association, the University of Ottawa. Physical education, recreation and dance of the state of New York in the north central area.
Bond's commitment to students, bringing new ideas to OMS and providing a fun, welcoming and encouraging physical education environment earned him the highest recognition among his colleagues in Zone 3 of the North Zone. North including: Oswego, North Cayuga, Lewis, Jefferson, Onondaga. , Oneida Counties, Madison and Herkimer.
"It's very humiliating," he said about the anonymous candidacy. "I like this level here at OMS; I see the growth of children. I come to work every day and with children; it's about knowing that you're going to have an impact on someone. "
Bond accepted a plaque at NYSAHPERD's recent recognition night, where attendees heard highlights from his career as President of the NYSAHPERD Primary / Intermediate Section. Bond graduated from Oswego High School in 1993 and became a professor of physical education in the Central School District of Phoenix in 2001, before returning to his home district. in Oswego, in 2008.
Over the past four years, he has worked at OMS and recently participated in the establishment of a new indoor / outdoor cycling program called Riding for Focus.
Rhonda Bullard, Sports Director at OCSD, told Bond that she "is a friendly, student-centered teacher who loves to be creative and offer as many enriching opportunities to students as possible."
According to James Bond, this award is less important to his entourage than his colleagues, including his family and colleagues at WHO, who have supported him throughout his career.
He was delighted to be part of the same category as Deb Lavner, former winner and former physical education teacher at Leighton Elementary School, who had retired from the district last year.
Mr. Bond stated that he was looking forward to bringing more joy and physical pleasure to the 7th and 8th years of OMS, as well as to the OCSD students that he mentors. .
He is also delighted to have been invited to talk about the WHO Bike Program at the NYSAHPERD Spring Conference.